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Board Minutes – August 29, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 29, 2022, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda along with the minutes of the August 22, 2022, meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Department Head Reports: Secondary Roads – SIRWA is installing water at the maintainer shed in the Northeast part of the County. They received the flatbed for the work truck they ordered. Our inspector found a crack in the concrete on the Hull Street bridge, so the piece is being torn out today and will be repoured by the contractor.  They are anticipating 7-10 more days until bridge will be open.  Recorder –Jamie has sent out 19 more books to a company in Omaha for scanning to preserve the books. Sheriff – Tahoe should be fixed soon from the deer collision. Looking to trade vehicles in, but the lead time is late spring or summer of 2023. Treasurer – Holly shared taxes are starting to come in. Attended the ISAC Conference last week and had great meetings. Conservation – The new archery area dirt work has been completed. Two local contractors submitted bids where they were going to donate their time and bid was only for fuel. Tyson Greenwalt received the contract and completed the job in honor of Nate Downer. Travis went out and seeded and harrowed the area over the weekend. Timber Ridge campgrounds, the cabins, and the cottages are full for Labor Day weekend. There are still sites available on the Lake View campground side. IT – Tom provided the board with costs for the supervisors to have an official county email. He also provided costs for the board of supervisors for tablets or laptops for official county business. Auditor – Becky attended the ISAC Conference last week and had great meetings. Biggest take away is that the Business Property Tax Credit is being replaced by a new system that will be a reduction in Valuation system. No one will need to apply as it will be automatically applied to the parcel but details of how it works are still being sorted out. Voting in-person absentee is going on for the Special Election on Sept 13th.  

            Discussion on the Courthouse Renovation project was held by the board. The Open House, held the day before, was a success for those who attended.  The board is still trying to encourage the public to take a tour at any time and see for themselves the issues affecting the Law Enforcement Center and the Courthouse.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Akin – Courthouse Renovation Open House, Corning, August 28; Maynes – Crossroads, Creston, August 22, Courthouse Security, Corning, August 23, and Courthouse Renovation Open House, Corning, August 28; Dixon – SCI 911, Creston, August 24 and Courthouse Renovation Open House, Corning, August 28; Shipley – MATURA, Creston, August 23 and Courthouse Renovation Open House, Corning, August 28; Birt – Courthouse Renovation Open House, Corning, August 28.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            ATTEST: Doug Birt, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor